Risperdal attorneys note a lawsuit filed against Johnson & Johnson by a Louisiana woman who alleges that the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal caused her son to develop abnormal breast tissue, a condition colloquially known as “man boobs” and clinically known as gynecomastia. Patients and families in Louisiana and other states have filed Risperdal gynecomastia lawsuits that allege the drug maker failed to disclose the risks associated with Risperdal.
If you or a loved one took Risperdal and experienced gynecomastia, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions in a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation, and if you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated Risperdal lawsuit attorney.
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Lawsuit: Drug Makers Continued to Market Risperdal Despite Known Risks
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration originally approved Risperdal in 1993 for adult use only, but its approval was extended to juveniles with bipolar disorder in 2006. The medication has been linked to excessive production of prolactin in patients, which can lead to gynecomastia in males.
The Louisiana woman’s lawsuit alleges that the drug maker knew that Risperdal caused gynecomastia and other medical problems yet still marketed the drug as a safe and superior treatment over other similar medications. The woman also claims the drug makers failed to provide adequate warnings to the public about the increased risk of abnormal breast tissue growth resulting from use of the medication.
Affected Patients May Be Entitled to Compensation
It is the duty of drug makers to provide safe drugs, and to warn of any risks that may be associated with them. If a drug maker fails to fulfill that duty, it could be held liable for injuries to patients that may result. Patients who are affected by Risperdal may be entitled to compensation for damages, including medical expenses and scarring or disfigurement from gynecomastia or its treatment, as well as from any pain, suffering or mental anguish experienced as a result of adverse side effects.
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If you or a loved took Risperdal and developed gynecomastia, contact Attorney Group for Louisiana for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at [email protected].
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